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Poster: sydthecat2 Date: Apr 6, 2007 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lyrical flubs--Deal breaker or no big Deal?

I thought their flubs were part of the mythos. Truckin' anyone? Back when there was a coterie of us Heads and we mainlined the boys 24/7 I remember playing Hershey, Penn. '85 for a pal and he told me he couldn't listen to the Terrapin because at a key moment Jerry hits a wrong note on his guitar. So write it off. Excuse me? Am I losing my mind here? We're listening to a concert that has not been released officially or tampered with; that if he'd been in the audience he'd have been screaming "Terrapin!" at the top of his lungs not even hearing the bum note!!

If I'm in the car listening and Jerry really does a nosedive with the lyrics, I sing over top of him until he gets it together. Anyways, if anyone's sitting on a bunch of concerts that they cannot abide because of lyrical flubs I'll send you my address and take 'em off your hands.

Except 1995.

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Poster: ducats Date: Apr 6, 2007 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lyrical flubs--Deal breaker or no big Deal?

the problem arises w/Jerry's completely mumbled versus - it throws him off hence his playing suffers - there are very few smokin Jer tunes out there where he completely blows the lyrics - and from the coma on he basically blew a large majority of his tunes - with the teleprompter! bless his sole
u want to hear how it should be; that last week's Visions of Johanna - long song nailed.